Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
It's a place to come and view the tiny wildflowers, hunt mushrooms coming through the soil, taste delicate wild blueberries, or spot tiny frogs hopping among the leaf litter. In the summer this path looks more like a tropical jungle than a typical Indiana landscape.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This millipede was beautiful; almost blue with all those tiny red legs and coordinating red antennae. It was built to travel the dunes too---racing over the sand as fast as I could snap its picture.
Monday, September 26, 2011
WATER is taught by thirst;
Land, by the oceans passed;
Transport, by throe;
Peace, by its battles told;
Love, by memorial mould;
Birds, by the snow
Emily Dickinson Time and Eternity Part 4
Indiana Dune's National Seashore under a late September sky. Have a great week.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
This morning a flock of Chickadees had descended to enjoy the bounty that the creek and park provide.
Friday, September 23, 2011
In my hemisphere, here in the north, the sun will soon begin to rise south of east and will move further south each day until the winter solstice. You don't need to take my word for it---verify this information yourself by marking the sunrise against a building or tree on the horizon or checking it out with a compass. Then watch each morning as it moves further south.
At the winter solstice the sun will stop its southward journey, sit in place at its furthest point for a couple of days, and then start its journey northward to the spring equinox.
Keep an eye on that sun....
Thursday, September 22, 2011
And joining the Touch Me Nots in their last hurrah of the season are tiny asters, the last flowers of the year that started out with Jack in the Pulpits and May Apples as spring progressed to summer and now into fall.
It's a cycle of time that is easy to miss in this world where our attention is attracted to other things; the parade of the wildflowers.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
I HAD withdrawn in forest, and my song
Was swallowed up in leaves that blew alway;
And to the forest edge you came one day
(This was my dream) and looked and pondered long,
But did not enter, though the wish was strong:
You shook your pensive head as who should say,
‘I dare not—too far in his footsteps stray—
He must seek me would he undo the wrong.
Not far, but near, I stood and saw it all
Behind low boughs the trees let down outside;
And the sweet pang it cost me not to call
And tell you that I saw does still abide.
But ’tis not true that thus I dwelt aloof,
For the wood wakes, and you are here for proof.
A Dream Pang from a Boy's Will by Robert Frost
Thursday, September 15, 2011
This wildflower is the blue cousin of the Cardinal Flower, a red wildflower also currently in bloom.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The last of the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds buzz through the flower filled fields in a frantic effort before the first freeze takes it all.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
The harbinger of fall, Goldenrod is coloring the landscape of Indiana gold today, as the nights turn chilly and the harvest is reaped of the fields.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
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And make sure your congressman or woman knows where you stand on the issue of jobs. It's hard to celebrate Labor Day when so many are suffering the degradation of unemployment.